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date: 19 August 2019

Rizzi, Bernardinolocked


(b Cherso, Istria, May 27, 1891; d Rivoltella del Garda, Brescia, Jan 23, 1968). Italian composer. After studying philosophy in Kraków (1910–11) he joined the conventual Franciscan order. He studied theology in Rome and at the papal seminary in Padua, from which he graduated in 1916. He then attended the Pontificia Scuola Superiore di Musica Sacra in Rome (1917–19), gaining a diploma in Gregorian chant, before studying composition at the Pollini Institute, Padua. In 1922 he returned to Kraków, where he founded two choirs, the Chorus Caecilianus and the Cecyliański Choir, with whom he gave numerous concerts in Poland and abroad. He was professor of composition at the Kraków Music Institute and of composition and orchestration at the Żeleński School of Music. He settled again in Italy in 1934, and in 1940, after holding various church posts in Treviso and elsewhere, he became choirmaster of the Cappella ai Frari, Venice, remaining there until his retirement in ...

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